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Richard Long: The Isle of Wight as Six Walks Exhibition Opening Free

Saturday 8 3.00pmApril


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Richard Long: The Isle of Wight as Six Walks Exhibition Opening Free


Photo james wainman. courtesy of lisson gallery

Please join us for the opening of ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ by Richard Long on Saturday 8th April 3 – 4pm.

West Gallery, Quay Arts. Free, all welcome.

Turner Prize winning artist and Britain’s leading figure in Land Art, Richard Long presents a series of photographic and text works as well as a monumental floor installation made from flint. Spanning over four decades and presenting a variety of locations – England, Wales, Africa, Nepal and Bolivia, he is an artist who embarks on long distance walks to create his work and was even once drawn to the Isle of Wight. A never-before seen vinyl text installation ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ 1982, from which the exhibition takes it name, will be on display representing coast to coast walks by roads and paths on the Isle of Wight, as well as a bespoke ‘wall drawing’ using local mud.

And don’t forget to join us in the Theatre at 4pm on the same day for a special ‘In-conversation’ event, where Richard Long discusses his work past and present. Advanced booking recommended:

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of England. Image: © Richard Long; Courtesy Lisson Gallery